Dean Golliher

Dean Golliher

Dean Golliher, 73, of Anna, died at 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born on Aug. 4, 1943, in Murphysboro, the son of Willard Otis and Mary Jane Tindall Golliher.

He married Janet Rowley on Oct. 4, 1965, in Murphysboro.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janet Golliher of Anna; his mother, Mary Jane (Jim) Rees of Murphysboro; a twin brother, William Golliher of Grand Tower; two sisters, Pam (Steve) Allen of Lexington, Ky., and Patty Bateman of Murphysboro; nieces Megan (Brent) Teeters of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Kirsten Allen of Denver, Colo., and Gloria Golliher of Wisconsin; a nephew, Bill Golliher of Grand Tower; great-nieces and great-nephews; a brother-in-law, James (Susan) Rowley of Herrin and their family, Josh Davis, Adam Rowley, Danny Rowley, Sean Daily and Shannon Daily; sisters-in-law, Margie Brock of Creal Springs, Joanne (Jerry) Dillow of Anna and their family, Jerry (Tiffany) Dillow of Anna, Ashilay, Amanda, Katrina, Austin Dillow and Dorothy Rowley of Jackson, Mo., and her family, Kenny Rowley of Cape Girardeau, Julie (Dave) Dryer, Michaela, Jake and Daniel Dryer, all of Jackson, Mo.; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents Harry D. Tindall and Edna White Tindall; an uncle, James Tindall; and two brothers-in-law, Randy Bateman and Kenneth Rowley.

He was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Murphysboro. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

He was a radio personality for 50 years at various radio stations throughout Illinois. He was known best as Dean Cramer on air. He retired from broadcasting in 2009.

He was a member of the American Legion, and was very active in the Forty and Eight Veterans Organization. He was serving as the first Aumonier of the Forty and Eight Great Lakes Chapter. He was an avid lover of music and movies, and throughout the years has acquired quite an extensive collection. He devoted his life to his family, his friends and his hobbies.

Funeral services for Mr. Golliher were at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Interment was in the Murdale Gardens of Memory in Murphysboro.

Graveside military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post No. 127 honor guard and the Illinois Army National Guard honors team of Marion.

Memorials can be made to the Forty and Eight Child Welfare Fund.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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